Snapchat QR codes meet their rival in Instagram Nametags

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Facebook’s image sharing social platform is launching scannable codes made of special images. Instagram Nametags are on their way. The image based social network is providing a rival to Snapchat’s QR codes. The feature will let users create special images that users can scan with the Instagram Stories camera. The idea behind the Instagram Nametags is to make it quick, easy and convenient for users to follow someone. The original announcement of the unique QR codes was made by TechCrunch. It happened last month when TechCrunch found it in Instagram’s…

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Apple Watch Instagram app no longer available

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Users of the popular image based social media app will need to turn back to their iPhones again. A new iOS update has quietly eliminated the Apple Watch Instagram app from devices. The iPhone maker recently implemented a new mobile app requirement. The social network’s application appears not to have met that requirement. The iOS updating system triggered the removal of the photo sharing social app from the smartwatch. The Apple Watch Instagram app removal is not the only instance of the smartwatch losing options. This most recent loss was…

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Mobile ad relevance doubles engagement rates

Mobile Ad Relevance Doubles Engagement

A new Verve study has shown that relevance plays a vital role in smartphone advertising success. Mobile ad relevance to a consumer can drive twice as much engagement as a generic advertisement, says a new Verve study. Ads that make reference to a consumer’s location or interests encourage far greater response. The survey involved the participation of 2,000 adults throughout the United Kingdom. Location based mobile marketing platform, Verve, conducted the research about mobile ad relevance. Fifty six percent of respondents said they found the majority of ads they saw…

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Drivers licenses in Davao City to feature official QR code

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The city in the Philippines is working to make it easier to report traffic violations. Davao City in the Philippines is adding official QR code features to public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers licenses and identifications. That way, the public will find it easier to report traffic violations they have witnessed. The Public Utility Vehicle licenses and IDs will all have a special quick response code. Each official QR code will be unique to that particular driver. That way, if a member of the public scans the barcode to make a…

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Best Buy mobile stores will all close by the end of May

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The electronics retailer has decided to shut down all 250 of its American mobile shops. Best Buy mobile stores will be shutting down as of May 31, said the electronics retail giant. The company plans to close down all the 250 locations in the United States. This was not much of a shocking revelation to consumers who were used to seeing the tiny shops. Many of the Best Buy mobile stores are located in shopping malls. For shoppers who saw them regularly, the news may sound as though it is…

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Snap shares value plummet after single Kylie Jenner tweet

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All it took was one post and the social media influencer sent company’s market value down by $1.3 billion. Snap shares went into a freefall at the end of last week when Kylie Jenner tweeted that she hasn’t been using Snapchat recently. A brief mention of the lack of use of the application on the micro-blogging site and the bottom fell out of the company’s stock. Kylie Jenner is a critical social media influencer and her word can change the future of entire brands. When Jenner mentioned that she hadn’t…

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eBay augmented reality features to change shopping experience

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The online marketplace has been undergoing a huge number of large changes over the last while. Among all the changes going on with the online marketplace, eBay augmented reality is one of the latest features headed to its m-commerce site. The news about its dabbling with AR comes at a time when it has nearly entirely severed itself from PayPal. The near full separation from PayPal was easily the most surprising change. However, word has now been revealed that suggests that there are a number of different consumer experience changes…

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Google is looking into browser texting options

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A new APK teardown also reveals features for “smart reply” as well as mobile payments options. Google could soon be adding a new browser texting feature in an upcoming potential overhaul of its Android Messages app. This would be one of several large new possible features when based on an APK teardown done by Android Police as well as XDA Developers. The texting feature would make it possible for a phone and computer to be paired to send texts from either. The browser texting wouldn’t just be possible from a…

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Myanmar FDA QR codes to make ingredient verification easier

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The Myanmar Food and Drug Administration is considering quick response codes to help improve product clarity. The Food and Drug Administration is currently in discussions with food producers with regards to the use of Myanmar FDA QR codes to help verify approval. FDA Director General hopes to use the quick response codes to make it easier to understand products. The Myanmar FDA QR codes will be helpful by making it possible scan to obtain the department’s product approval details. According to Dr. Than Htut, the organization’s director general, only 90…

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iOS 11.3 preview reveals new battery service alerts and animojis

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Apple has shared a little glimpse at what its next mobile operating system update will include. Apple recently released a bit of an iOS 11.3 preview to let iPhone and other device users know what they can expect from the next update. This preview showed that some of the biggest updates will involve animojis and enhanced power management. The operating system will also change the Health app as well as the ARKit augmented reality platform. The iOS 11.3 changes to ARKit 1.5 will include the platform’s ability to recognize objects…

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YouTube monetization changes make it harder for new and lesser-known creators to earn

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The Google-owned video sharing service has made its monetizing regulations tougher again. The YouTube monetization regulations are getting tougher again, making it harder for video creators to reach the minimum requirements for earning. The new rules go beyond the number of views threshold implemented in 2017 for the Partner Program. The new YouTube monetization rules require that a channel must have at least 10,000 views to apply for the Partner Program, which was made in a change last year. However, now creators must also have a minimum of 1,000 subscribers…

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